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NEW! PUBLIC TOUR: “DRAMAS & DISASTERS” guided walking tour
September 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am$5.00
On this fascinating new “Dramas & Disasters” morning walking tour, visitors will hear the stories of spies, traitors, villains, and heroes as they visit the graves of men and women who lived during the Civil War. They will learn about the largest prison break, the murder of two Union generals, the death by firing squad of an Indiana school teacher, as well as other memorable events in our country’s history in the 1860s. Pictured here is the large memorial for Abel Delan Streight, who was captured by C.S.A. General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the first Union raid into the South. His narrow escape from Libby Prison was the largest prison break during the Civil War.
This is a 90-minute morning walking tour that will cover about one mile at a comfortable pace for most. It’s $5 per person and there’s no need to RSVP. Plentiful free parking is available. Meet the tour guide right inside the 34th St. Gothic stone gate at 3400 Boulevard Place. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. A restroom will be available before the tour if you arrive early. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring bottled water and insect repellent if desired. Held rain or shine unless the weather is severe. Little ones in strollers and very well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. (You must pick up after your dog.)